News press releaseJune 30, 2019

Holiday Inn Resorts Launches Little Big Hotelier

Holiday Inn Resorts has announced that from, little travelers aged four through to 12 years old can try their hand ‘working’ in key aspects of a resort through its Little Big Hotelier programme. This initiative is a unique edutainment experience bringing learning through role-playing to life, on offer across each of its resort properties across in Thailand, Maldives, Indonesia and Malaysia.

To help them gain real-world experience, during their stay, Little Big Hotelier offers kids the opportunity to see the inner workings of their resort property as they take up roles in key departments, learning new skills while they have fun with other children, all under the guidance of the Holiday Inn Hotelier crew and their supportive parents.


Shantha de Silva Head of Operations Thailand, Indonesia and Resorts said: “Founded in 1952 by Kemmons Wilson, the Holiday Inn brand has long stood as a trusted hotel partner for all, across the world to deliver extra “Joy of Travel”. The Little Big Hotelier programme helps empower children to embrace the world as their classroom. From restaurants to housekeeping, recreation to gardening. A resort is a perfect environment for children to gain invaluable skills, be it effective communication, interaction with others, basic culinary and recreation skills.

To take part in the programme at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, kids register at the resort’s Kandoo Kids Club, choosing the time and role they’d like to experience. No matter the age, a Little Big Hotelier can participate in activities including:

At Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives participants can learn more about the roles of concierge and porter, create a feast with the culinary team and coordinate swimming and snorkeling lessons at the Water Sports Center as well as their fellow’s activities at the Kids Club. They will also get the opportunity to learn more about how to preserve our fragile ecosystem with the in-house Marine Biologist and how maintenance of a resort is conducted with engineering.

Little Big Hotelier programme will be available at Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa, Holiday Inn Baruna Bali, Holiday Inn Resort Penang, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach, Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin and Holiday Inn Batam.